HEATH SPRINGS – Emily Elizabeth Bruce, 67, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at CMC-Pineville. Mrs. Bruce was born January 11, 1946, in Monroe, N.C. and was a daughter of Janie Stacks Bruce and the late James Baldwin Bruce. Emily received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Winthrop University, and her doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina. She retired from the Lancaster County School District after 33 years of teaching. She was an active and lifelong member of Heath Springs Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and served as church hostess and youth director. Emily is survived by her mother, Janie Stacks Bruce of Heath Springs; and many close aunts and cousins. Emily was preceded in death by her father, James Baldwin Bruce; and a brother, James B. Bruce Jr. The celebration of life funeral services for Emily were 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Heath Springs Baptist Church, officiated by the Revs. Frankie Melton, Gary Harris and Paul Smith, with burial at Salem Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Heath Springs Baptist Church, P.O. Box 400, Heath Springs, SC 29058. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.hartleyburgess.com.
Hartley-Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory of Lancaster, is caring for Emily's Family.